Thursday, March 29, 2018

The West Coast Soulmates box set will no longer be on Amazon. If you have a Kindle, here is where you can buy it.

If you read on a Kindle, it uses a Mobi file. 

Amazon is using a Senate-passed US law (President Trump has to sign it) as an excuse to throw anything with sex scenes in Erotica. This is the bill. Amazon is trying to cover its ass. 

You can see an example of Amazon's new policy here.

They've done it to one of my romance box sets. I don't have a single thing about that set that makes it Erotica. It's Contemporary Romance.

The individual stories are (so far) still in Romance and have their ranks. Erotica books can no longer get an overall Amazon rank, the rank for all the book store. Erotica books are also "hidden" - they won't come up in a search. A reader would only find it through direct link.

Some authors have been told to remove all sexual content and republish anew by Amazon as the only way to not be in Erotica.

The stripped listing looks like this:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:

#numbers in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > Humorous

#numbers in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > Humorous

#numbers in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > Romantic Erotica

So, I've unpublished West Coast Soulmates Vol. 1 from Amazon. 

And as long as they continue this policy, no NEW books will be sold on Amazon by me. They're applying this ban completely at RANDOM, so no author can be sure they'll end up in the right category when they publish.

If you want to support me, buy my ebooks from Apple, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, or Smashwords.

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